Ayten Banu (Banu) Asik Elizondo

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Banu Asik Elizondo is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Atlanta, Georgia.

Summoning her more than 17 years of financial experience, Banu brings a deep personal commitment and boutique-like level of service to an ambitious clientele. They include financial industry executives, owners of private businesses (many facing liquidity events), physicians, and families who’ve created wealth in commercial real estate.

Leading a team of specialists, Banu works diligently to help clients pursue their desired lifestyles and meaningful legacies. Supported by the extensive resources of Bank of America, she and her colleagues craft financial, tax minimization and estate planning strategies for clients and provide residential and commercial lending.

Before joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2017, Banu was a senior portfolio manager responsible for emerging markets sovereign debt portfolios at Invesco Advisers and ING Investment Management US (now VOYA Financial). She also served as a mutual fund manager in respective asset classes for both firms, and was quoted as a thought leader in several financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Bloomberg. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager in 2011, she was a senior credit analyst at several financial institutions.

Banu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Duke University. She is a member of the advisory board for the Duke Annual Fund, and a member of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)'s emerging leaders board.  She is a passionate supporter of cancer research as a member of the board of directors at Ian’s Friends Foundation, and through her active involvement at Duke Cancer Institute. Banu also enjoys volunteering at Pace Academy where she serves on the board of Pace Arts Alliance.

*NMLS ID 1679734


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Turkish


  • Duke University-Member of the Board of Directors for Annual Fund
  • Ian's Friends Foundation-Member of Board of Directors
  • Pace Academy Arts Alliance- Member of the Board of Directors
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Emerging Leaders Board


  • Duke University

Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Daphne D Willis

Private Client Manager


Evita E Francuz

Private Client Manager


Kimberly Sexton Collins

Senior Trust Officer


Billy (Bill) C Hamlet

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Alexandra Guevara Escobedo

Portfolio Manager


James (Jim) T Farmer

Portfolio Manager


Let's Have A Conversation

We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on the Private Bank’s personalized approach, as well as the resources of Bank of America, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At Bank of America Private Bank, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.